Iona Gaels vs. Santa Barbara Gauchos - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Santa Barbara Gauchos (2-7) at Iona Gaels (4-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm (South Point Arena)
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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos will play the Iona Gaels in a non-conference game on Tuesday in Las Vegas.
The Iona Gaels are 4-4 and are coming off of a loss to Rhode Island by a score of 79-74 in overtime. Iona trailed by 8 points at halftime, stormed back to force overtime, and lost in the final minutes of the extra period. Deyshonee Much had 25 points and 6 assists for Iona. Aaron Rountree added 2 points and 11 rebounds for the Gaels. Iona was out rebounded by a total of 54-38 and had 17 assists in their defeat. Iona is averaging 82.9 points per game while giving up 79.8 points per game. Iona is also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game. Jordan Washington is averaging 15.4 points per game and Isaiah Williams is averaging 11.4 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game for Iona. Iona is shooting 75.2% on free throws, 40.9% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are 2-7 and are coming off of a loss against Akron by a score of 84-70. UC Santa Barbara had 19 turnovers in this game and was out scored by 9 points in the second half. Gabe Vincent had 16 points for UCSB. John Green added 13 points and 6 rebounds for the Gauchos. UCSB out rebounded their opponent by a total of 36-27 and had 14 assists in their defeat. UC Santa Barbara is averaging 65.6 points per game while giving up 74 points per game. UCSB is averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game. Michael Bryson is averaging 17.9 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game, while John Green is averaging 12.4 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for UC Santa Barbara. UC Santa Barbara is shooting 70.8% on free throws, 31.2% on three-pointers, and 41.7% on all field goal attempts.
Iona is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. Iona is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The over is 4-0 in Iona’s last 4 Tuesday games. UCSB is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. UCSB is 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games. The under is 4-1 in UCSB’s last 5 games.
With UCSB playing yesterday, fatigue may be an issue for the Gauchos. Iona is a high scoring offense, but they also allow a lot of points on defense. UCSB struggles on offense, so I think Iona will be able to race past them. I am picking Iona in this game.